Man Accused of Raping and Sexually Assaulting a Minor

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BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) – A man is accused of rape and sexually assaulting a minor. 

John Lewis, 43, was arrested on Aug. 3 and is facing charges of rape, class Y felony for sexual assault in the second degree and class B felony. 

A woman told dispatch the minor was touch inappropriately by Lewis. 

On Aug. 2, the minor was interviewed by a forensic interviewer at the Children’s Advocacy Center. 

The minor told the interviewer that Lewis would touch her the “wrong way,” according to the affidavit. 

Lewis was held at the Benton County Jail but was released on a $20,000 surety bond.

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